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The Religious Life of Objects

by 09/28/2004
Neighborhood: Morningside Heights

She was showing me her favorite textile, a small pre-Columbian piece, dated around 500 BC.

Post Oaks in Pelham Bay Park

by 09/27/2004
Neighborhood: Bronx

Half a mile ahead, and through this throng of devils, lay the post oaks.

The G.O.P Comes to Town. Town says…

by 09/16/2004
Neighborhood: Manhattan

A protestor on 7th Avenue holds a black "W" death pig. This pro-Bush demonstrator standing on the corner of 33rd and 7th Avenue shouted, "You traitors don’t love your country." Wave after wave of protestors shouted him down; he withdrew after an hour. A group of 20 or so Republicans stood behind a police barricade […]

The Community Bookstore

by 09/16/2004
Neighborhood: Brooklyn, Carroll Gardens

I ask him about his wild-eyed, late-night caller, and am about to apologize for the mess I’ve dragged him into, when he laughs.


by 09/12/2004
Neighborhood: Financial District

He couldn’t leave the subject of cousin George alone. George who had actually gone off and married a woman.

A Day with the Delegates from Texas

by 09/10/2004
Neighborhood: Midtown

I’m a long time Texan currently living in New York City, and I recently spent some time in the company of the Lone Star delegation, when they came to New York for the Republican National Convention. Most were esconced at the New York Hilton on 53rd and Sixth Avenue—“Avvnoo of the Amuricas,” as the delegates […]